Today is Palm Sunday. While at the Mass and looking at the palm branches (palaspas) people brought to church, I suddenly realized something.
These palm branches after a year, before the next year’s Ash Wednesday, are brought to Church again to be burned. The ashes from the burnt branches are then used on Ash Wednesday.
It made me realize how we, people, are just like palm branches. No matter how we are made or what we are adorned with (some palaspas have paper flowers on it or even a picture of Jesus Christ), we are all going to have the same ending. Just like the palaspas, we are going to be just ashes one day.